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Rediscovered for #History near Shotts. The Site of Cargill’s Preaching on Cameron’s Death in 1680 #Scotland

Is this were Donald Cargill preached on the death of Richard Cameron in 1680? Is this the Deer Slunk of Covenanter tradition? Are they the same place? The photograph, above, is of a traditional Covenanter preaching site identified by Brian Hughes in a...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 8 Apr 2020

Where was ‘The Deer Slunk’ where the Wild Sweet Singers Hid in 1681? #History #Scotland

As it is Christmas Day, let’s find a ditch in the midst of a Scottish moor near Shotts where the militant, radical and mainly-female Sweet Singers lay hidden … It is a bit of mystery. Where was it? On the morning of 24 April, 1681, the Sweet...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 25 Dec 2018

Beyond Orkney’s Fatal Shore: The Wreck of The Croune, 10 December 1679 #History #Scotland

At nine to ten o’clock at night on Wednesday 10 December, 1679, The Croune was shipwrecked near the Mull of Deerness in Orkney. Attempting to shelter from a winter storm, it had rounded the mull and cast its anchor, but the wind and seas drove it...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 10 Dec 2016

The Covenanters’ Prison, Edinburgh, 1679 #History #Scotland

After the Covenanters were defeated in the battle of Bothwell Brig on 22 June, 1679, at least 1,184 prisoners were delivered to Edinburgh. They were held in Inner Greyfriars’ Yard. What is today called The Covenanters’ Prison in Greyfriars’...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 5 Dec 2016

The McMillanites First Preaching at Crawfordjohn in 1706 #History #Scotland

John McMillan had received a call to preach to the “Continuing” Society people on 10 October, 1706. His first preaching was at Crawfordjohn on 2 December, 1706, the same day that he conducted his first baptisms for the Society people. Crawfordjohn,...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 9 Sep 2016

The McMillanites near Carfin and Glasgow #History #Scotland

From 1707, John MacMillan baptised the children of followers near Carfin and in parishes near Glasgow. These baptisms hint at where the Society people were present in earlier decades, as MacMillan was the first preacher they had had since 1690. His record...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 1 Sep 2016

MacMillan at Swine Knowe and Caldercruix #History #Scotland

One of the first places that John MacMillan preached after he became the minister of the Society people in 1706, was the mysterious Swine Knowe. ‘At Suyn Know in the paroch of New Munkland, Janwary fyft day, 1707.’ Swine Knowe, New Monkland...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 31 Aug 2016

The Kersland Connection: Covenanters Against the Union in 1707 #History #Scotland #Ayrshire

Sometimes in history, it is the ability to recognise an intriguing fact among mundane data that matters. It is a moment of revelation, a confirmation of an intuition, that advances your thinking. This is one of those moments. It is about the veracity...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 12 Jun 2016

The Covenanters at Leven Seat near Wilsontown #History #Scotland

According to the OS name book, the north side of the hill of Leven Seat in West Calder parish, Edinburghshire, was were the Covenanters frequently held meetings or field preachings. Leven Seat from the East (Landfill concealed) © Richard Webb and...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 23 Mar 2016

Retreat of the Covenanters at Benry Bog #History

Benry Bog lies on the shire boundary between West Calder parish and Carnwath parish. According to the OS Name Book of the mid nineteenth century: ‘1 Miles W. S. W. from the N. end of Cobinshaw Reservoir A Bog or Quagmire, situate on an extensive...
From: Jardine's Book of Martyrs on 29 Oct 2015